February 1, 2018 / Modified feb 8, 2018 1:26 p.m.

Episode 116: Working Alongside Thinking Machines

We preview the third lecture in the 2018 UA College of Science lecture series which deals with modern day computers, AI, machine learning and big data

UA Science Lecture Series 3: Working Alongside Thinking Machines Nirav Merchant, Director Data Science Institute, Data7, presents the third in a series of six lectures on artificial intelligence (AI).

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Nirav Merchant, Director of the Data Science Institute, Data7 at the University of Arizona, will present the third episode in the UA’s Science Lecture Series this coming Monday Evening at 7pm. The theme of this year’s lecture series is: Humans, Data and Machines. Nirav will be focusing on Machine Learning as these systems are rapidly becoming more pervasive, powering many applications from recommending music, movies and merchandise to driving our cars to assisting in medical diagnoses. He will discuss the ethical, security and technical concerns tied with these advances. How do we strike a balance for enabling pragmatic and productive use of these capabilities? What are the new learning and training opportunities that allow us to stay relevant and lead the way for future innovations. And how do we make sure we develop a work force that is up to the task.

Watch the full lecture online here

In this episode:

Nirav Merchant, Director of the Data Science Institute, Data7
Tim Swindle, Ph.D., Director and Head of the UA’s Lunar and Planetary Lab

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